Summer of Riesling
Summer is a perfect time for Riesling. Some might say it's the Summer of Riesling. Brent Kroll of Neighborhood Restaurant Group curated an amazing list at the Partisan. At Brent's recommendation I tried the 1999 Nikolaihof Steinriesler Riesling sourced from Wachau. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate recently scored the wine 98 points. Nikolaihof practices biodynamic winemaking. The wine was spectacular. I didn't know what to expect. The nose was a little more muted for me, but the palate was very elegant and complex. There were lovely almond and honey notes that danced on the tongue. It paired perfectly with the meat that I ordered, which was a ham similar to prosciutto.
His special list is something to try especially since it's only here for the summer.